For over 20 years, Chris has served as a thought leader in emerging consumer technologies - as an advisor to large and small companies, a consultant, analyst, and entrepreneur.
Prior to PlatformQ, Chris served as a Group Vice President and leader of the Marketing and Business Strategy Practice at Forrester Research, where he led a team of 65 analysts covering the impact of technology on television, music, sports, consumer devices, mobile, games, business information, newspapers, and marketing. His specific expertise focused on digital business models for media companies - online subscriptions, advertising, and commerce - as well as social computing, the growing trend of peer-to-peer applications and services like social networks, blogs, mashups, widgets, podcasting, and P2P content distribution. Over his 9 years with Forrester, he authored or edited over 100 reports and was quoted extensively by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Business Week, National Public Radio, and CNBC, to name a few. He has also been honored as a keynote speaker at international events such as The World Newspaper Congress and AdAsia.
Prior to joining Forrester, Chris was a product manager for Vertigo Development Group, a provider of interactive and online financial planning software. While at Vertigo, Chris managed the development of interactive products for business and financial luminaries such as stock-picker Peter Lynch and management expert Tom Peters.
Chris is also a former bond trader for Salomon Brothers (where he was part of the training class depicted in Michael Lewis' best-selling book "Liar's Poker"). He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.